|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe San Diego Chargers were competing with the Denver Broncos for the top of the AFC West and while the Bolts are still in the race, they have lost two games in a row, thus making the search for the top spot in the division a little harder than expected.
The 5-3 Chargers will be looking to try and get back in the running this week against the 4-3 Miami Dolphins out in Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The Dolphins themselves are looking for a wild card spot but still have a small chance to win their division.
The Chargers lost to Denver 35-21 last week for their second straight loss. The Chargers still have one of the top offenses in the NFL as they have scored at least 200 points so far this year. Philip Rivers has 2,213 passing yards so far this year while four of his receivers have at least 300 receiving yards this season. The Bolts' rushing offense has been lacking with just 85 rushing yards per game this year.
Lamar Miller has been a star on the ground for the Fins as he has 469 rushing yards. The team also has a prominent pass defense with the side getting 21 sacks this year. Cameron Wake has 5.5 sacks so far this year while Oliver Vernon has 3.5 sacks of his own.
The Dolphins are actually favored to win this game thanks to their home field advantage and the fact that the Chargers have to head out to the east coast for an early game. The Dolphins are favored at home by a -2.5 margin. The over/under on this game is at 45 points. This could be a good match that will determine if either team will get closer to their division or at least a wild card spot.